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Poster: curiousexplorer Date: Mar 10, 2007 4:06am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: abusive 'reviews'

Many thanks for your positive remarks. And, yes, by all means link to the pieces in question. I guess the more people who see them, the more likely someone is to enjoy them. I think the reason I felt so hurt is that 'bigdave's' was the first & only 'review' & consisted of nothing but personal insult, which might put off anyone else from even looking. I can't understand the spiteful mentality of someone who'd go out of his way to trash someone else's work & with what possible motive?

One positive outcome is that at least I've got a response from this forum & I really appreciate that.

I still feel the offensive comments should be removed as they are not legitimate criticism & only serve to warn potential viewers off, which is frankly unfair. OK it's raw, unedited performance footage with poor picture quality (I'll accept all that) but it's valid as an historical document of my early work &, if anyone bothers to listen, they might even find it satirically cogent, verbally witty & amusing.

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Poster: jonc Date: Mar 10, 2007 10:11am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: abusive 'reviews'

For those interested, here are some of curiousexplorer's contributions:

http://www.archive.org/details/DavyKingKAMIKAZEBARDtheQueensBedroom
http://www.archive.org/details/DavyKingKAMIKAZEBARDintheQueensBedroom
http://www.archive.org/details/DavyKingKAMIKAZEBARDSpoliceman

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Poster: glenn Date: Mar 11, 2007 1:12am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: abusive 'reviews'

Really, when you post here, upload or download, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions here:

http://www.archive.org/about/terms.php

which partly say that the archive may contain disturbing and objectionable material, and that it is not their responsibility

and partly says that the archive can, at their discretion, remove anything.

Also, before you uploaded, you certainly saw that people review anything, and that there are good and bad reviews posted...

so you have agreed to have your stuff reviewed...

On the other hand, it states in the terms that the archive is not to be used to harass and annoy anyone, so to some extent, people reviewing items with 'reviews' that are substantially not reviews of the item in question, but are instead intentionally harassing or annoying, or people uploading content with the intent of harassing or annoying someone... is in violation of the terms of service agreement.

On the other, other hand, every time you get a bad review, your stuff becomes a 'recently reviewed item' and gets noticed and maybe viewed/listened/read and appreciated by people who might otherwise never have seen it...

And finally, in 'show biz' "a knock is a plug" any time someone gives someone a bad review or says their material is worthless or crappy or whatever, is in effect giving them free publicity...

don't let the bad reviews bug you.